Edward M. “Ed” Saddow Jr., 77, of Englewood, Fla., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Westerly, R.I., to Edward Sr. and Petrina Saddow.
Ed graduated from The University of Rhode Island in 1960, where he was a member of the golf team. He was a radio operator for the United States Army, then spent most of his career working as a civil engineer at Foster Wheeler Inc. in Livingston, N.J., where he raised his family. Ed served as a Eucharistic Minister and usher at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland, N.J., and was active with The Knights of Columbus.
Upon retirement, he moved to Boca Royale CC so he could pursue his life passion of golf and enjoy sunsets at the beach. He was an avid reader, card player and sports enthusiast. Despite all of his interests, Ed was always there to help friends and family. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sheila (nee McCarthy); brother, Michael of West Warwick, R.I.; children, David of West Orange, N.J., Stephen (Vaine) of Odessa, Fla., and Eileen (Matt) Voltz of Wilmington, Del.; three beautiful grandchildren whom he adored, Luca, Sophia and Daniel; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and Family may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.